Two Missouri residents won a $50,000 lottery prize after playing the same set of Powerball numbers for 30 years

Three decades of persistence has finally paid off for two lottery players in Missouri.

The anonymous players won a $50,000 prize after using the same set of numbers for 30 years.

The numbers hold significance to family members, one of the players said.

Sometimes a little persistence pays off — at least in the case of two lottery players in Missouri who were finally rewarded for their tenacity after using the same set of numbers for 30 years.

The anonymous players will split a $50,000 prize from the June 25 Powerball drawing after their numbers finally struck gold, according to a press release from The Missouri Lottery.

The numbers had special significance to family members, one of the winners said in the release.

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